Naz Reid

Naz Reid

24-Year-Old CenterC
Minnesota Timberwolves
2023 Fantasy Outlook
After seeing a slight drop in production from Year 2 to 3, Reid surprisingly posted career highs in points (11.5) and rebounds (4.9) per game in Year 4 despite the Timberwolves adding Rudy Gobert to their frontcourt ahead of the 2022-23 campaign. Reid's increased numbers were due to Karl-Anthony Towns missing more than half of the campaign due to injuries. But Minnesota still views the LSU product as a core piece and signed Reid to a three-year, $42 million deal this offseason as proof. The 6-foot-9 big man was excellent as a starter last year, posting 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 26.1 minutes per game. He was on a hot streak before breaking his wrist a few weeks before the regular season ended, averaging 18.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals-plus-blocks with 57/37/76 shooting splits over his last eight appearances. He underwent surgery in early April and was expected to miss six weeks, so Reid should be back to full strength by training camp. Despite signing an extension, the 6-foot-9 big man is still slated for a backup role, limiting his overall fantasy value, but if Towns or Gobert misses time, Reid would quickly become a must-start player due to his multi-faceted skill set. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $26.94 million contract extension with the Timberwolves in June of 2023. Contract includes $15.02 million player option for 2025-26.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Reid was born Aug. 26, 1999 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He didn't start playing organized basketball until eighth grade, but caught on quickly. He attended Roselle Catholic High School and led his team to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions his senior year, where Reid scored 22 points in the finals. He was later invited to the McDonalds All-Star game, where he recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Reid was a consensus five-star recruit coming out of high school and elected to play at LSU, where he majored in interdisciplinary studies. As a collegiate athlete, Reid's favorite NBA player was Kevin Durant. His favorite athlete outside of basketball at the time was fellow LSU alumni Odell Beckham Jr. You can follow Reid on Instagram @hollywood.naz. Reid spent one season at LSU. He appeared in 34 games (32 starts), averaging 13.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting from the field, 33.3 percent from three and 72.7 percent from the charity stripe. He also averaged 7.2 rebounds. Those numbers fueled an SEC All-Freshman Team selection. Reid set single-game season highs of 29 points (twice), 15 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists. His best performance of the season occurred Mar. 15 during a loss to Florida. He posted 26 points (11-20 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes. He went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, but signed a two-way contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves shortly after.

Returns to game
CMinnesota Timberwolves
February 24, 2024
Reid (ankle) returned to Saturday's game against the Nets with 6:18 to play in the third quarter.
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Reid left the game in the second quarter and walked to the locker room under his own power after appearing to tweak his ankle on an awkward fall. Minnesota never issued an update, so that's a good sign that the issue isn't serious.
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How does Naz Reid compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
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59.5%
 
Effective Field Goal %
57.8%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
48.5%
 
Free Throw Rate
15.7%
 
Offensive Rebound %
4.9%
 
Defensive Rebound %
17.7%
 
Total Rebound %
11.7%
 
Assist %
7.0%
 
Steal %
1.3%
 
Block %
3.0%
 
Turnover %
9.9%
 
Usage %
22.1%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
22.3
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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Scorching nets
CMinnesota Timberwolves
January 2, 2024
Reid is one of just four qualifiers league-wide to be averaging over 50.0 percent shooting and 39.0 percent shooting from deep.
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Reid is averaging a career-high 12.6 points on 9.4 shots per game, fueled by a breakout season from beyond the arc. He's joined by Grayson Allen, Kelly Olynyk and Ish Smith in surpassing the aforementioned thresholds, with only Allen logging more playing time than Reid -- serving as a testament to the rareness of this efficiency.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite putting together a moderately successful season during 2021-22, Reid could find himself on the outside looking in when it comes to center minutes. The addition of Rudy Gobert will see Karl-Anthony Towns shift to the power forward position. However, Towns is still likely to spend some time at center, meaning Reid could be squeezed out of the rotation, or at least minimized in terms of playing time. He saw 16 minutes per night last season, ending with season averages of 8.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks. While he does provide nice energy off the bench, he will need an injury to either Gobert or Towns to force himself into the standard league conversation.
Reid once again primarily played a backup role to Karl-Anthony Towns. The former saw 19.2 minutes per game and averaged 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 combined blocks-plus-steals and 1.0 assists. His 4.9 percent block rate ranked ninth-highest in the NBA, and he was 15th in total blocks (76) despite playing just 1,347 minutes. He upgraded his efficiency significantly compared to his rookie year, shooting 52/35/69 for a true-shooting percentage of 59.9. Heading into 2021-22, his role shouldn't change unless the Timberwolves surprisingly start to play Towns and Reid together for significant minutes. They only spent 97 total minutes on the court together last season, and those lineups weren't effective. Fantasy managers in deep leagues have reason to consider Reid with a final pick given his quality per-minute production, but it would probably take an injury to Towns for the selection to pay off. Ultimately, Reid may be most valuable in keeper/dynasty leagues where managers can bank on the 22-year-old eventually finding himself in a better role on a different team.
The big man out of LSU enjoyed a surprising level of success in his first season with Minnesota. He logged 16.5 minutes and averaged 9.0 points, 4.1 boards, 1.3 combined blocks/steals, 1.2 assists and 1.1 threes. He appeared in just 30 NBA contests while spending the rest of the season with the G-League affiliate, though he got the chance to shine at the end of the season. With Karl-Anthony Towns out due to a wrist injury, Reid started the final 11 games of the season and averaged 11.7 points, 6.5 boards, 2.3 combined blocks/steals, and 1.9 assists, proving to be a viable fantasy option while in the starting lineup. His performance has likely earned him a spot on the Timberwolves' permanent roster, and he'll have a great chance to log regular minutes as the first center off the bench. He's worth a late-round flyer in deeper leagues.
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Goes to locker room
CMinnesota Timberwolves
Ankle
February 24, 2024
Reid left Saturday's game versus the Nets with an apparent ankle injury with 6:56 left to play in the second quarter and went back to the locker room, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Provides spark off bench in win
CMinnesota Timberwolves
February 9, 2024
Reid finished with 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, one block and one steal over 24 minutes during Thursday's 129-105 victory over the Bucks.
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Notches 10 points
CMinnesota Timberwolves
February 7, 2024
Reid racked up 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and one block in 20 minutes during Tuesday's 129-123 overtime loss to the Bulls.
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Contributes to balanced attack
CMinnesota Timberwolves
January 30, 2024
Reid produced nine points (3-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists over 21 minutes during Monday's 107-101 win over the Thunder.
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Reaches 20 points off bench in win
CMinnesota Timberwolves
January 19, 2024
Reid recorded 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals across 24 minutes during Thursday's 118-103 win over the Grizzlies.
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